Thursday, June 2, 2011
3 Months Old
Amarys has given us the go-around. Colic? Check. Purple crying? Check. Sensitive to foods in mommy's diet? Check. Demanding? CHECK.
-her bouncy chair
-walks, especially in the stroller where she can see everything
-being talked to/with (she likes the back and forth cooing, like a real conversation in baby talk)
-soft patting on her head or hand while she falls asleep
-being upright, sitting or being held
-sucking her fists
-loud noises, especially yelling right beside her (and particularly mommy's angry voice which is employed to keep certain boys in line)
-being kicked, rolled on, landed on, having rocks dropped on her face (once I tossed a rather large pebble out the door of the van and it landed on her head: oops!), or toys dropped on her lap, and other numerous little boy 'accidents' that just seem to happen when you have three older brothers
-not being held
-unfamiliar environments, unless she's held closely by mommy or daddy
-being held by unfamiliar people anytime after 5 p.m. (and she's not polite about it)
-waiting for my milk to let down
-sputtering and choking when my milk lets down
-the taste of milk puke
She's working on rolling from back to front, she sucks her fists continually when she's not making Ppppppppptttttttttttttttt! noises, and just today I caught her staring at her foot as though saying,
I think that thing belongs to me....
She will take a soother when she is tired, to help her fall asleep. But if she's not drifting off to sleep she's not interested in sucking and will spit it politely back out if you try and put it in her mouth. In fact, she will often try to block it from entering her mouth at all if she's not ready for it.
She deals with my strong milk flow by popping on and off, spitting my breast out of her mouth much as she does with the soother: her tongue pushes the offending object forward and out! She also pops on and off while searching for flow when she first latches on and has to wait for my let down. She's so funny. It's like she's thinking,
I know it's around here somewhere! Where did all the milk go....
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh milk milk milk gulp gulp gulp sputter, WTF?! SLOW DOWN, PEOPLE!
And her eyes are still blue.